After taking a left turn out of Albuquerque New Mexico, Ann found herself living in the beautiful Willamette Valley in Salem, Oregon. She earned her bachelor’s of science degree in biology at the University of New Mexico in 2013. Passionate about the environment, she volunteers with an organization that plants trees and native plant species in her local community.
Ann mentored students between the ages of 9-12 in an impoverished community in Albuquerque. That is where she found enjoyment in teaching kids to care about their environment through science education. She currently spends her time teaching kids of all ages in her substitute teacher adventures in Oregon.
In her free time Ann enjoys learning new cultures through travel both domestically and abroad as well as exploring our natural world. She believes in the universal language of a genuine smile. And because Ann likes meeting new people, she organizes events she is passionate about with a local MeetUp group. Her educational background also includes a minor in anthropology and an associate’s of science in biotechnology.
Ann’s love of nature, her passion to help others find their appreciation and drive in protecting and restoring our beautiful planet through eco-tourism makes her inner-science geek happy.